NICK WISDOM RELEASES NEW EP: ‘INTIMATE STRANGERS’ Out Today, September 15, Via Bastard Jazz
“…a jazz-infused piece oozing with divine funk from every corner.”
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“A delicate but immensely solid rhythm holds everything together, as woozy synthlines, funk-tinged guitar riffs, and body-caressing chords are arranged in a way that make you feel it where the magic happens.”
After making waves a few years back via his Potatohead People project with partner AstroLogical and co-producing Illa J’s critically acclaimed self titled LP, Vancouver based scene staple and producer Nick Wisdom steps out from behind the boards to deliver his first solo release for Bastard Jazz.
The “Intimate Strangers” EP mines deep into Nick’s proclivities for disco, hip-hop, and house flavours. “Good Times” kicks things off with a snapping four on the floor, deep Rhodes chords and a rollicking bassline and vocals courtesy of Mr. Wisdom himself. “Feelin’ Alright” heads into outerspace disco territory with cosmic synths, walking bass, and sultry vocals courtesy of Reva Devito. On the flipside “Don’t Tell” brings in some 80s boogie vibes with downlow vocals from San Francisco’s K-Maxx, while “Rock The Cash Bar” is an instrumental party rocking hip-hop jam sounding like a modern day Showbiz & AG.
If unfamiliar, with Nick Wisdom before now the producer / DJ has been releasing music for over seven years, as part of Potatohead People, but also in collaboration with artist’s including Illa J, Phife Dawg, Kaytranada, Moka Only, Pomo, and more.You may have heard one of his many productions that have landed placements with Netflix, Mercedes-Benz, Powerade & EA’s NBA LIVE 2K16, and more